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    September 28, 2010
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fire broke out right here on busy u street. some people say they heard four or five shots. others say it was like 10 to 12. in a matter of minutes, u street was filled with damaged cars, mourners from the funeral and at least one body. it was chaos. [screaming] college the family was coming out, we heard gun shots. and everybody proceeded back into the church. >> we know the fireworks -- it was not fireworks and came out and saw the same car here sped up and tried to come on 12th street. not 12th street but 11th street which, is right here. he couldn't get up because the bus was blocking him and he hit the mercedes. >> reporter: as many as two people jumped out of the overturned suv and ran off. another was transport from the scene and a fourth person was found dead inside. d.c. police had as many as a half a dozen officers at the
funeral, along with activists who were trying to prevent trouble. sources say that members of two rival gangs have been friendly with ashley mccray and both wanted to attend the funeral. brian weaver, a amc commissioner was on u street when the gun fire broke out and said he knows the young man killed. >> really, really sharp kid. somebody that guy the streets well and iing he was always sort of, you know, wrestling with the lures street ofs -- streets and where he was going to go with his future. i thought he made his transition trying to get his ged. >> reporter: investigators are look into this possibility there was an exchange of gun fire. >> there are some -- we believe that were at the funeral who walked a couple of blocks down to get in their car and as they attempted to get in their car, presumably to get into the funeral procession, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: the car ended up overturned in the middle of u
street. one of the first d.c. officers on the scene who looked inside immediately called for homicide. law enforcement sources said that they believe that that young man was hit by gun fire and that his cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office. and police tonight say that they are looking for a light- colored crown victoria seen leaving the area and there is tremendous concern for retaliation. the police will flood the third district with police officers. there was a concern that there was a metro station over here, the u street vermont avenue metro was going to be closed and that is not the case. the metro station is open and that is difficult to get to tonight. >> i see the roads behind us closed off. how long are they expecting that? is that u street to be close offed? >> u street's been closed for
hours now and that is up past 13th straight -- street, i believe, to 14th street and they doing a lot of work here. we understand the major crash squad is on the scene doing some measurements and they taking photographs and it might be some time before u street is open. >> thank you. and what is sealing today's conflict. we have more on the common link between the two groups, 21-year- old ashley mccray and roby chavez is live with more on this story. >> reporter: we're told several hundred people were inside the church and another hundred on the streets and there were police and community activists. they knew, the young woman knew two rival gangs but they didn't get along and today witnesses said that gun fire rang out. the funeral for ashley mccray went from sadness to chaos in moments. those knowing her feared the two rival groups attending
would clash. >> she was loved by many and it's hard for everyone. >> reporter: 22-year-old ashley mccray was found shot to death last week in her car and days ago, her mother denounceed the violence. >> don't make no sense -- and any child left to die on the street. >> reporter: today, friends and family gathered to remember mccray who worked at a clothing store in georgetown and a accounting student at devry university. as the casket was put into the hearse, gun fire rang out. >> and that shot. >> unfortunately, there is a lot of perhaps which, is good and maybe that contained it a little bit. it happens and sad to say it happened at a funeral. >> reporter: several members of the columbia heights shaw collaborative went to the funeral to help keep the peace. >> very difficult. it makes you feel as though the work is being done in vain and
at the same time, we know that there are other students who have made a change. >> you always worry that this is not the end of it yes, and you're preparing for the worst every time and hopefully you don't have -- like we happened and right now, we're regrouping again as a community and to find ways to stop the retaliation. we don't want another homicide. >> reporter: the columbia heights shaw collaborative know the two groups that have been fighting and said the last few weeks, they have seen an upsurge in violence and that is why they were here at this event and say the man killed today, they have worked with him as well and say he made great strides and moved away from violence and are not sure what put him in the middle of this today. back to you. >> that is a tragedy. thank you. the last mass shooting on the streets of d.c. happened in march on south capitol street. four young people and five others were hurt and that
shooting happened after a funeral for teenager jordan howe. he was shot earlier. a few days earlier in another on going street feud. our coverage of the still- developing story continues on the web tonight. look for updates throughout the night on >> a deadly fire at the fauquier county livestock exchange. hundreds of cattle were inside when the fire broke out last night and several died. fox 5s sherri ly is here with more on the damage. >> reporter: laura, several people rushed into the livestock exchange, ripping out gates in the dark and smoke and risking their own lives to save the cattle. the fire was spreading fast and there was not much time before the entire place was engulfed. >> it happened so quick. >> it's been exhausting. >> in hours, the fire wiped out nearly 50 years of history at the faulkier livestock exchange
and this manager got there within 30 minutes but not soon enough. >> by that time, it was halfway through the wooden structure and just roaring. we could not do anything. >> reporter: they left two hours earlier but the feed store staid open late for the meeting. people leaving saw the flames and ran to get cattle out. >> i was a little scared. >> uh-huh. >> probably a lot scared. you were getting trapped or trampled. >> we hadn't been here, i don't believe that any of them would have got out. >> reporter: the livestock exchange holds the weekly sale on tuesdays and had about 250 cattle inside. >> you could see the flames shooting across under the ceiling, we kept opening gates and screaming and yelling. >> we had to leave. the smoke was getting in our lugs and we could not see. >> reporter: to show you what they were dealing with, this is what it looked like before the fire. it's a maze of pens and gates. about 10 or 11 cattle died and
most got out. >> cattle were running everywhere. >> reporter: one bull ended up at a school. >> we chased him a little bit and darted -- and he went to sleep and we hit him on the trailer. >> reporter: the fire shoulderrered throughout the day as investigators looked for the cause. it didn't appear suspicious. >> they're doing the investigation and i'm not aware that they're heading down any path. >> reporter: the cattle, mostly calfs, were brought to a nearby farm. albert poe had seven there for sale. >> i haven't looked at the dead ones yet. i don't know if any of those are mine. >> reporter: damage is estimated in the millions of dollars and people around here are optimistic this longtime fixture will run cattle again. consider this: some of the cattle for today's sale were at the livestock exchange last night. had that fire happened today when there were 600 or 700 cattle there this would have been a different situation. >> what happens with all the cattle now? >> reporter: they're trying to
make sure that all the cattle are accounted for and which ones died in the fire. most if not all of the records were destroyed and the owners will get their cattle back and they can take them to other livestock exchanges in the area that are further away until this is rebuilt. >> thank you. former president jimmy carter is in the hospital with an upset stomach and resting comfortably. he was on the flight to cleveland to promote his new book when he got sick. he was taken to the hospital. the former president is 85 and representatives say he is expected to continue the book tour later this year of. ted stevens was buried today. he was killed in a plane crash in alaska in august and served as senator for 40 years, serving on the head of the appropriations committee and the president pro tem. the senate chap plain told the mourners he's never met anyone who loved the country more and stevens was 86. who will leave a tiny dog
to die in a cage inside a dumpster. it happened here. that dog is at an animal shelter in northwest and karen gray houston has more. >> he's a friendly dog and emaciated, about 10 pounds and should weigh 20. the folks at the sheltver named him. thomas. this is thomas with officer jennifer gardener in his new temporary home. the washington humane society shelter on georgia avenue. the tiny poodle-schnauzer mix is making new friends. >> we named him yesterday and named him thomas. >> why thomas? >> after the maintenance man who found him. >> reporter: the dog was found behind the douglas-knoll apartment complex. the cage is next to the dumpster and wreaks of feces and urine. rena kelly was with the maintenance naman who discovered the dog. >> we were cleaning around the
dumpster and heard something crying. the gentleman climbed over and pulled it out and put it inside and i went in and called animal control. >> reporter: his hair was matted and dirty and he's been shaved and groomed. people who live in the apartment building where he was found are outraged he was tossed out and left to die. >> what? how can someone do it to the dog? maybe someone couldn't pay the rent for the dog. they charge you rent around here. >> reporter: whatever the reason, that is a crime, misdemeanor animal crueltiy with a penalty of up to six months in jails and fines up to $500. >> someone has an animal they can't care for anymore, they need to bring the animal into the shelter and throwing it out with the trash is inexcusable. >> reporter: the humane society is desperately looking for help from the public andy that offering a reward, $1,000 for anyone with -- from within any -- anyone with information leading to a arrest in the
district. >> and the humane society will hold on to the dog for a few days while they try to find the owner and they will put tiny thomas up for adoption. a worker plunged 30 feet into a well. crews worked for more than an hour to get them back. the man was conscious and alert whole stuck in the well and sky fox shot this video as the rescuers pulled him up before noon today and he was taken to the hospital. a shooting rocks the university of texas tonight. the masked gunman is dead. the search for answers is just beginning. and making changes to avoid scenes like this. remember this? the 2008 river road water main street. they turned that into a raging river. what is being done now to prevent a repeat. >> keep it here, fox 5 news at 5 is getting started. 
my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. >> we're following a developing story out of texas tonight amount masked gunman opened fire in one of the country's
biggest college campuses. the crime scene was the library at the university of texas in austin. fox's laura ingalls has more. >> reporter: fear and chaos erupting across the university of texas in austin. police say that a man started shooting inside and outside one of the busiest libraries on campus. >> he was in the perry castaneda library. i was told by command that this individual fire shot -- fired shots but didn't hit or injure anyone in the library. he shot himself and is now deceased. >> the police, both our police and safetyin -- austin police responded to it quickly. we put people in place in the buildings and secured them. >> reporter: helicopters and armored vehicle were brought n. the parent of a ut employee got a text from his daughter that the gunman was behind her as she ran for her life.
>> she heard a couple of shots and turned around but the guy killed himself. >> i have been texting her, trying to calm her down and she's frightened of the situation. >> i got a mass text and everyone's warning everyone. >> reporter: the school using mass text to urge students on campus to stay insideo away from campus, something many stores started doing after the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> we don't have any motives at this time. when you have a situation like this, you're going to get multiple descriptions. >> reporter: police confirmed they believe the gunman acted alone but they still working on figuring out what triggered this attack on one of the largest public universities in the u.s. in new york, laura ingalls, fox news. a. dear who was shot by a patient's son is back at home tonight. dr. david cohen was released from the hospital last night. police say a 50-year-old man
shot him earlier this month before then killing his mother and him and dr. cohen had to undergo surgery and spent 10 days in the hospital. the driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan was in court on new charges. she pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car, hit two college students and crashed into a restaurant on september 8th. one of the pedestrians of austria died several days later. adams was originally charged with driving drunk and aggravated assault. a sentencing trial for a convicted serial killer got underway today at a fairfax county courthouse. the prosecutors are trying the third time to get the death penalty for alfredo prieto. you may find some of today's testimony hard to hear. what happened, john? >> reporter: alfredo prieto escaped a virginia death sentence twice. once because of a juror's complaint that he was pressured by other members of the panel
and on another time, the state supreme court said the judge sent in an incomplete form to a jury panel. he's been found guilty of two murders in fairfax county and prosecutes are are, again, trying -- prosecutors are, again, trying to convince a panel of 12 to give the man the death penalty. in this final video, one can clearly see a large gang tattoo on his neck. the defense attorneys called attention to it in an effort to explain the new 44-year-old man has changed. he's been convicted of slaying two gwu students last seen alive at a d.c. bar on december 3rd, 1988. the commonwealth attorney said that prieto somehow got 22-year- old warren full onto a wooded area in oakton and shot him in the back. the prosecutors said prieto shot 22-year-old rachel waifer in the back, and quote, turned her over and raped her while she was dieing. morrow told the jury that dna evidence connects him to the
1988 rape and murder of vernonca tina jefferson of arlington and prieto is convicted of a rape and murder of a california teen. prieto said the prosecutor chose a life of gangs, drugs, rape, life and murder. the defense attorney asked the jury to consider that prieto grew up in war-torn el salvador, where summary executions, mouthlations and terror were common. shapiro pointed out prieto's iq is measured at 73 and begged the jury to consider sentencing the multiple murder to, quote, life in a concrete box. weirdly, prieto is under a death sentence in california but appeals in california take decades. here in virginia, they take mere years and if he does get the death penalty, the odds are virginia will carry out the execution before california
does. and this penalty phrase phase of the trial should take four weeks. remember this mess two years ago? a 66-inch water main burst sending a wall of water down the road and trapping several drivers. the washington suburban sanitary commission is monitoring that pipe and others like it. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to new technology. wssc is running an acoustic fiber-optic system through the largest water main to constantly monitor the structural integrity of the pipes. 41 miles of the commission's largest mains are now equipped with that new technology. and after all the rain we got yesterday, it was nice to wake up and see the sunshine a. bay a gorgeous day. gain, how are you? >> don't mind me. i'm having a conversation with the suits here. pardon me if i didn't pay attention to what you were saying. we have a mix of sun and clouds and showers and warmed into the
lower 80s. you see the rain in the eastern sections of north carolina and north carolina yesterday, got tons of rain. wilmington over 10 inches of rain and sliding you to miami. this is more rain from now, what is tropical depression number 16 and that is south of cuba and will probably become tropical storm nicole and has the eyes on the east coast. that is very, very important for our forecast and we're dry this evening, the temperatures in the 70s and 60s, talking about the rain coming back and a lot of it in a few minutes. >> thank you, gary. and a special celebration in southeast. affordable housing went green. take a look. the housing is upgraded and certified as a green property. it has white roofs and -- low- flow toilets, high efficiency insulation and new heat pumps dropping from the ground. there is another reason why it's important to residents.
>> and my attitude is those needing help should get more financially, and we are coming in to a new era this is an example of us being first, first in the city for green and green construction. >> reporter: the improvements will allow them to use 25% less energy. michael jackson might be gone but the battle for his estate is far from over. >> that's right, tonight, new paternity claims against the king of pop's children. tmz is working the story. we're live from los angeles in 30 minutes. and we want to know what you think, text your vote to will the residents have a winning season? text 55171. tune in for the results tonight on fox 5 news at 10. 
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>> a health alert on even more benefits of breast-feeding. a new study claims the longer
babies are breast-fed, the longer they will find infects. researchers in greece say children getting their nutrition from breast milk the first six months of life are less prone to infections. if they get them, the illness is less severe among children breast-fed exclusively. a potentially life-saving health fair at providence hospital in northeast until 7:00 tonight. you can pick up three free take home tests for colon cancer and talk with healthcare professionals about it. the hospital is at 11:50 varnum street northeast. 45,000 jobs up for grabs. a major retailer is gearing up for the busy holiday shopping season. >> the question is who is hiring and where. and we showed you this video yesterday. an emergency landing caught on camera and should this have been preventd? we're going to take a closer look when fox 5 news at 5 comes back. 
four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
>> working mothers fall behind the rest of the workforce when it comes to pay and that is the conclusion of the latest gender gap study. fox 5s money reporter melanie alnwick is looking at the pay gap and the reasons behind it. >> reporter: a new report by the government accountability office shows that even mothers becoming managers make about 20% overall less than fathers and that spawned a new phrase on capitol hill. there is a new word in washington to describe women's pay. representative carolyn maloney calls it the mom bop. >> -- mom bomb. >> in other words is it the one- time explosion? >> reporter: the mom bomb is the hit on pay for full-time working mothers. for those with more than one child? >> it's a cluster bomb. >> a cluster bomb? >> it s. >> reporter: a new report by the government accountability office looked at pay of managers across industries and found for every dollar earned by a male manager with children, a female manager with
children earns 79 cents. some of that bigyps right out of school, said this researcher. >> women start at a lower compensation than men and there is a pay gap just for being a girl. >> reporter: women as a whole are less locally to ask for more pay. career choice could be a reason. >> you can tell your daughters that the field they choose is very important. it's not a mom bomb. it's a preference for more flexible schedule and women want the flexible schedules and come with lower levels of pay. >> reporter: moms like heather quinn who chose to step out of the workforce said that doesn't make it fair. >> even if they're working, they may make a decision that they would rather spend more time at home than the office at the end of the day and in the end, don't get paid as much. >> reporter: for single women without children, the gap is smaller, a childless single man
earns. still a gap but -- . >> until women stop wanting to be home with their kids, the mothers, until they stop wanting to spend time with their children, we're going to have that pay difference. >> reporter: and the question of whether laws are needed to change it. >> reporter: the hearing today was intended as fuel for the senate to pass the paycheck fairness act that passed in 2009. >> what would that include? >> it would include a reporting requirement so that the government would be able to look at the basis and say okay, let's look at how much pay is based on sex and race and national origin and disallows differences in pay between men and women with the same education and same training and same experience. but to a turn certain extent, it cuts both ways as well and that will be great and there is the idea if everyone knows what everyone makes, you can argue for pay and you want to know would you want your coworkers
ton what you make? >> yeah. >> as a woman, do you deserve more pay? may be you should be paid more than your workers. >>. this is documented and take the next appropriate step. >> yeah. >> if they decide it's necessary. >> interesting. thank you. and if you're looking for a job, toys of us are looking for a lot of employees. it plans to hire 45,000 workers to get through the holiday season and that will double the u.s. workforce. the jobs include managers, sales associates and stock room employees. check out our job shop on and the job of the day is in pizza hut in columbia, maryland. they're looking for a restaurant manager with leadership experience in the restaurant, hospitality or retail industry. for more information on this job and others g to and click on the job shop tab on the top of the home page. starting friday, it will be illegal to talk and text while driving in maryland. according to a new report, the ban might be causing more accidents. researchers looked at four
states with similar bans and found crashes increased in three of them and crashs involving drivers under the age of 25 went up in all four states. one theory here, people are crashing because they're using their phones and putting them in their laps to hide them. >> we're not sure why we found this result. one possibility is that for the drivers that are still continuing to text and in an effort to hide the texting from police, they might be doing it more dangerously. that is a theory. >> reporter: the study was conducted by the highway loss data institute. new developments in the emergency landing of a delta flight at john f. kennedy airport over the weekend. turns out the faa issued a warning about the series 900 plane, seeking to correct an unsafe problem with the landing gear. foxacy andrea day has the details. stay down! >> reporter: cell phone video catches a terrifying moments on board flight 4951.
you can see passengers brace in their seat as the plane makes an emergency landing. minutes before, the pilot jack conroy asks for clearance to divert to jfk. >> our preference would be to proceed to jfk and execute an emergency landing over there. and if it's not completely obvious, i want to confirm we're declaring an emergency. >> reporter: could the scare have been prevented? fox 5 has confirmed the faa issued what is called an air worthiness directive in july, putting the airlines on notice about a landing gear problem and that directive includes this plane. the crj 900. he is a retired pilot. >> what we have here is an a.d. that specifically dealt with what could be a hazardous condition on the aircraft. landing gear problems. not just landing gear problems that you could not drop one gear or both gears. you could have had a landing with the gear folded. >> reporter: the faa calls it
an unsafe condition that full landing gear extension may not be achievable. right now, we don't know if that is what happened to flight 4951, but here's what the captain was dealing with: on the delta flight connection operated by atlantic southeast airlines. his right wheels were stuck in the up position and he had to try and land the plane on the left wheels and the right-wing. >> what he was worried about was that the aircraft could have done a cartwheel on the runway or if the aircraft wing, dropped it down too hard, could have broke the wing and spilled the fuel and you have a real great emergency because you probably would have fire. >> reporter: captain conroy was able to bring the plane down safely and saved 64 lives that night. >> yeah. and we know that catching a flight is not easy. you have to take off your shoes, limit your liquids and the list goes on and on. the starks talking about easing
the post-9/11 restrictions. we have more on the security changes that could be coming your way. straight ahead at 5:45. and forget the running shoes. these ladies are rocking sky- high heels for a good cause. what made the race to the finish a record setter. next.
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>> here's something you don't see every day. a man and a crocodile wrestling in the water. it's not the fight for survival you might expect. take a look. that is cheato, a costa rica fisherman who -- with a crocodile. 20 years ago, he saved the crock deal since it got shot and they spend every day together and entertain crowds with their show. good grief, i would be scared. >> and he's very, very brave. a group of women in australia broke the world
record for the fastest relay race in stilletos. >> wow, that is tough to do. >> i see you do that, shape. you navigate it -- shawn. you navigate it well. >> they competed in the course and completed the course in three-inch heels in a minute. 100 women and one man competed for the title and winners say they will use the prize for a -- use the prize for a trip to thailand. >> they moving fast, too. >> and they should pay for toe surgery. a dreary start for the day today. >> word is there could be more wet weather on the way. gary's putting the finishing touches on the five-day forecast. that is next. and we also want to know what you think. text your vote to will the redskins have a wing season? text yes or no to 55171. remember, standard messaging rates apply. tune in for those results tonight on fox 5 news at 10. 
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>> homeland security director janet napolitano is calling for a worldwide crackdown on airline security and speaking at a united nations meeting in montreal on airline standard, she's asking countries to invest in body skinning -- scanning and other new techtology to make -- technology to make flights safer. some of that might make pack for example your flights easier. >> reporter: at logan international airport and airports around the world, heightened security is the new normal in this post-9/11 world. we're all familiar now with full body scanners that look for hidden explosive devices and we have grown used to the nearly complete ban of carrying liquids on the airliners. that ban went into place in -- place in 2006 when a terrorist plot to blow up jet liners over the atlantic ocean was revealed and there is word the ban on liquid containers and carry-on
luggage might be eased up. the reason, new equipment that can detect explosives in liquid containers is coming online and will be available at airport security checkpoints by 2012. and at logan airport, many passengers like the sound of that. >> travels with the infant and all the stuff i have to deal, i feel comfortable that the technology is going to be able to see what they need to see and keep us safe. >> when they're putting the computers through the scanners and working everything. >> why not the gel? >> reporter: and others are weary, concerned about how inventive and determined al qaeda terrorists can be. >> it just makes people be able to put whatever they want in there and they will probably find ways to hide it. probably not a good idea. >> feels like you're stepping back and you can buy a drink on the other side. don't need to bring it with you. >> for international flights, each country would decide what restrictions there are on
liquids once the new equipment is available. laura and i were having a discussion earlier, it was dreary to start the day and that sunshine showed up. >> 83 for the high today. >> and got is to to sleep in. >> i don't remember. i think i remember what i wanted to remember, the sunshine. >> that is good. we're not going to see much sunshine. >> all right. >> and at least not tomorrow and thursday is going to be a deluge. get ready for the rain. thursday evening, we'll certainly be talking about flooding around here and it looks like that is going to happen with the moisture and even tropical depression number 16, standing a pretty good chance of becoming tropical storm nicole to our south and we'll talk about that in just a second. temperatures now, areawide, 81 in the city and that is the warmest so far, maxed out at 83 degrees for a high today. 79, gaithersburg; cloud cover to the west and that is keeping
temperatures in the 70s, fredericksburg is at 81 degrees and in terms of the moisture we had, the rainfall this morning, you can see that as shawn mentioned, we started off with that and the heaviest wayne to the -- rain to the west of us and breaks in the sunshine. mostly cloudy, though, and we go to the south. we have a frontal system offshore and that frontal system is going to become, for lack of a better term, a lot like a highway for this moisture and that is to the caribbean to come up the boundary and that looks like the tropical depression number 16 which formed earlier this morning and is right down in here. there is rain into cuba and we don't have any radars down here into the caribbean and this is what we're seeing. it's there and the hurricane center is keeping a close eye on it. all of this moisture sun the
east coast. the tropical storm warnings are in place for the keys and extreme southern florida and as it comes to on in, it looks like the emphasis of the moisture is shifting back to the west and on top of the carolinas and virginia and on top of us, too, and that is going to be tomorrow night and into thursday. and this is figure 16, maximum sustained winds right now. 35 miles an hour and just south of cuba. it may strengthen into tropical storm nicole later on this evening. if not, it will wait until it gets here to the florida straits and finds more warm water and briefly becomes tropical storm nicole and then it's going to take a transition into what we call a post tropical storm. so, really, the potential here is for nicole to come right up the east coast right into will mington and after, that becomes the post tropical storm storm and loses its tropical storm
characteristics. ahead of the storm, a lot of rain is coming into the east coast. for tomorrow, primarily, we're going to be cloudy and may see sunshine early. the temperatures will stay mild and by late in the afternoon, we'll have showers from the south and this is how future cast sees it. tomorrow afternoon at 4:00, some of the rain is coming into northern maryland, northern virginia, southern maryland and might be touching the district. it looks like we may get part of the commute in tomorrow evening dry and look at the heavy rain coming in wednesday night and this is thursday morning, very, very heavy rain coming across and it looks like into thursday evening, look at all the heavy rain to the west of the city and i expect this emphasis of where the heaviest rain is going be has a lot to do with the track of what could be nicole and where that frontal system sets up. remember, i was showing you that and this could move east and west the next few days. as we get closer to the event
tomorrow night and into thursday, we'll know where that heavy rain is going to go and friday morning, everything is out of here and that will be ou heavy, heavy rain coming in tomorrow night and in through the day on friday and i think we're conservatively could say that in the area, in this region, we'll have anywhere between the potential of 4 to 8 inches of rain as this comes on through by friday morning and this is one we'll watch closely. we have all been wishing for the rain and it's coming. >> i'm curious, we have been wishing for rain and we needed it how logo how low were we? >> we're not too bad. >> okay. >> and if you look at the numbers, some spots haven't gotten as much rain as other spots and looking at the numbers, we're dry and not talking about drought conditions or anything like that and this rain will help us and cause flooding issues. >> all right. >> and this is not going to be a soaking-in rain. >> right, heavy rain at times wednesday night into the day on
thursday. >> all right, thanks for the heads up. >> okay. and the fight over the fortune left behind by ana-- ana nicole smith's texas billionaire husband is heading to the supreme court. j. marshal left all of his $6 million estate to his son when he died this -- died in 1995. but smith claims the husband promised to leave her more than $3 million. smith and marshal's son have since dayed -- died and their estates are battling yet out still. hey, britney. ♪ ♪ are you ready? >> uh-huh. >> all right, calm down out there. this is the night all of you britney fans were waiting for. the glee episode starts here on fox 5. tonight at 8:00, the glee club trys to get mr. absoluteer to let them perform one of britney's songs and one of the members has a connection. and she will make a special cameo appearance. >> impressive. >> and now to brian bolter for a look at what is coming up on
the news edge at 6. in a few minutes, we return to the busy u street corridor where a funeral service ended in gun fire. the latest on search for those involved in the deadly gun bal. a warning for iphone owners, where police are seeing a spike in robberies for the device. and she was left for dead after being hit by a vehicle. investigators releasing now clues as the hit-and-run victim fights for her life. we'll see you at 6. g ol
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there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. >> a family's decision to rescue a dog that needed a home may have saved their son's life. vandy, this 6-year-old boxer, jumped in front of a rattlesnake. the family is fostering vandy at their home until someone adopts him. the family was playing in the yard when the snake slithered up to the little boy.
>> my son kind of paused to look and he was about a foot away and vandy came in and almost like right in front of my son and that is where the snake was. >> dad got the kids and vandy inside the house and killed the snake and that is when mom saw the face of the dog swelling up and realized he had a rattlesnake bite and rushed him to the animal clinic and he's doing just fine. beautiful boxer. >> they always say dogs are man's best friends. >> yeah. thank you for joining us at 5. >> the news edge at 6 starts right now. as it was coming out, we heard gun shots. and everyone proceeded back into the church. a gun battle erupts in broad daylight, turning a funeral service into complete chaos. the shooting and subsequent car crash killed one and injured
two others. the shots rang out this afternoon in the busy u street corridor near a church where a funeral was concluding for a recent victim of gun violence. the edge is live with team coverage in this still- developing story and we want to begin with paul wagner. and police still trying to sort this thing out, paul. >> reporter: d.c. police are going to saturate the third district with police officers tonight, concentrating in columbia heights to try and prevent any further retaliation between two rival gangs. this is what we know from sources, community activists and police. that these two rival gangs from columbia heights wanted to come and pay their respects for 21- year-old ashley mccray who was shot to deat on september 18th. with their respects, they brought trouble. the funeral was coming to an end with mourners heading for their car when is the gun fire began. within minutes, people remembering ashley were